John Plageman, AIA, NCARB

jplageman@plagemanarchitecture.com

Rooted deeply in his past as a stone mason, his approach to designing buildings is crafted and tailored for each client.  "Architecture is more about relationships and understanding the client's vision and needs than just producing buildings."  John was awarded his Masters Degree in Architecture from UNC Charlotte.  John has also managed the development of over $150mm in multifamily communities in the Carolinas while working for a national REIT firm.  When John is not working on projects he is spending time with his wife and three energetic kids.  John enjoys playing blues guitar, basketball, fishing and running. 

Since a young age Alyssa has been fueling her creative side and is thrilled to be able to do what she loves every single day. Born and raised in New York, Alyssa moved to North Carolina to join Plageman Architecture in late 2011. As a part of the design team, she gets to satisfy her creative side, while growing her project management skills to ensure that all aspects of a client’s project goes out without a hitch. Alyssa has worked on a wide array of project types which has prepared her to be able to quickly adjust when any challenges are thrown her way. In her personal life, Alyssa is passionate about spending time with her family, friends, dog Charlie, and enjoying all that North Carolina has to offer. She loves to travel when time allows, volunteer, paint, and bake. (something her colleagues really enjoy!)

Susan Harris, NCIDQ, IIDA

sharris@plagemanarchitecture.com

After graduating from the Interior Architecture program at UNC-Greensboro, Susan has spent her career practicing commercial design.  She is grateful for the opportunities she has had to work on a variety of project types including corporate, financial, food service, government, health care, higher education, historic, recreation, health care, and transportation facilities.  These experiences have challenged her and developed her as a well-rounded designer.  What she enjoys about being a designer is the relationships that are forged with clients and helping their wants and needs come to realization.  Other than being a designer, what she enjoys most is being a wife and mother to two daughters.  You will find them enjoying being at home in the country, heading to the North Carolina coast, or playing on a volleyball court somewhere.  

As Director of Operations, Denene brings 25 years of business management and forensic accounting to the firm.  Her focus is sustainable growth with proven profitability while making sure that each client receives excellent design for every dollar invested.  Her experience gives her a tried and true approach to the daily operation of the company.  She transitioned from a contract relationship with Plageman Architecture to that of employee because she saw firsthand that Plageman Architecture was truly... A BETTER EXPERIENCE.  Her favorite part of the day is going home to her husband and daughter.  She's crazy about her friends, great coffee and the NC Mountains.

Matthew Elliott, Assoc. IIDA

melliott@plagemanarchitecture.com

Originally from North Myrtle Beach, SC, Matthew relocated to the Triad to pursue a future in design. A graduate of the Interior Architecture program at UNC-Greensboro, he's happy to put his design skills to work. Beginning with adolescent interests in culinary arts and graphic design, Matthew has focused his creative thinking on the built environment and understanding how design impacts the lives of others. With an inside-out approach to designing interiors, Matthew loves discovering the best fit for the puzzle pieces of a space. In his free time, he enjoys travelling to see friends and family, volunteering and finding new areas to apply his creativity. 

Ryan grew up learning how things worked and figuring out how to take apart and put things back together.  After graduating from the Mechanical Engineering program at NC State, he has had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in his career.  This includes, federal, local government, military, higher ed, k-12, pharmaceutical, and commercial sectors.   He enjoys the teamwork aspect of creating a well designed building to suit a client's needs, as well as the unique challenges that each project presents. When he isn't at work you'll find him with his wife and son.  He enjoys live music, time on the lake and playing a variety of sports.

 

Originally from New Jersey, Jessica relocated to North Carolina to join Plageman Architecture. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Hartford's architecture program where she developed an appreciation for the process of designing. From an early age, Jessica has had an inherent curiosity about construction and the built environment. She enjoys the more technical side of architecture as well as the design aspects of the profession. Jessica is eager to learn and gain experience as a part of the Plageman Architecture design team. Outside of the office, Jessica loves traveling, going to concerts, hiking, painting, and anything including food or animals.